Ob smrti legendarnega bonvivana v svileni halji so se usuli odzivi številnih zvezdnikov, ki so se spominjali svojih trenutkov s Hughom Hefnerjem. Najbolj čustveno pa se je odzvala nekdanja zajčica Pamela Anderson.
Na Instagramu je objavila video, ki je posnet v popolni tišini, na njem je povsem objokana in z razmazanimi ličili, med solzami izdavi le: "Zbogom, Hef!" Svoje srce pa je izlila na papir, saj je posnetek opremila z ganljivim pripisom.
"Jaz sem jaz zaradi tebe. Naučil si me vse o svobodi in spoštovanju. Poleg moje družine si bil najpomembnejša oseba v mojem življenju. Dal si mi moje življenje," je začela igralka, ki je v svoji karieri krasila 14 naslovnic revije Playboy - več kot katera koli druga oseba.
"Ljudje mi ves čas govorijo, da sem bila tvoja najljubša," je priznala 50-letna zvezdnica, ki se je na naslovnico Playboya lani vrnila tudi kot zadnji gol model pred popolno preobrazbo revije.
"Hvala, ker si svet naredil boljši"
"V globokem šoku sem, ampak bil si star in hrbet te je tako bolel. Zadnjič, ko sem te videla, si uporabljal hojco. Nisi me želel videti, nisi mogel slišati. Pokazal pa si mi list papirja v žepu in na njem je pisalo moje ime - Pamela, obkroženo s srčkom," skrušeno piše plavolasi sekssimbol generacije žensk v 90. letih prejšnjega stoletja.
Spominja se, kako jo je ves čas hvalil in opogumljal, naj bo sama svoja - močna, divja in svobodna. "Hvala, ker si svet naredil boljši. Bolj svoboden in seksi. Bil si džentelmen, očarljiv, eleganten, viteški. In tako zabaven. Zbogom, Hef ... tvoja Pamela," končuje svoje pisanje.
Želel je večni počitek ob sekssimbolu Marilyn Monroe
Hefnerju so se poklonile tudi druge lepotice, ki so skozi zgodovino pozirale za Playboy. Paris Hilton je objavila svojo fotografijo v kostumu Playboyeve zajčice, kako sedi ob Hefnerju. "Bil je legenda, inovator, genij, le eden svoje vrste in z zlatim srcem," je pripisala.
Tudi Kim Kardashian, ki je krasila naslovnico revije leta 2007, je zapisala, da je "ponosna, da je bila del Playboyeve ekipe", Hefnerja pa je označila za legendarnega. Hčerka pevca Franka Sinatre, Nancy Sinatra je za revijo pozirala leta 1995. "Eden najprijaznejših moških, kar sem jih kdaj poznala," je ob Hefnerjevi smrti zapisala na Twitterju.
Oglasili so se tudi pornozvezdnik Ron Jeremy, voditelj Larry King, pevec Gene Simmons, igralec Rob Lowe in številni drugi.
Hefner naj bi bil pokopan poleg Marilyn Monroe na pokopališču Westwood Village Memorial Park v Los Angelesu, kjer je zadnje počivališče našlo več filmskih in televizijskih zvezdnikov. Za mesto je že pred 25 leti odštel 75.000 dolarjev.
Goodbye #Hef Mr Hefner I have so many thoughts, I have no brain n right now to edit I am me because of you You taught me everything important about freedom and respect. Outside of my family You were the most important person in my life. You gave me my life... People tell me all the time That I was your favorite... I'm in such deep shock. But you were old, your back hurt you so much. Last time I saw you You were using a walker. You didn't want me to see. You couldn't hear. You had a piece of paper in your pocket you showed me - with my name Pamela with a heart around it. Now, I'm falling apart. This feeling is so crazy. It's raining in Paris now. I'm by the window. Everything anyone loves about me is because you understood me. Accepted me and encouraged me to be myself. Love like no one else. Live recklessly With unfiltered abandon. You said the magazine was about a girl like me. That I embody the spirit you fantasized about. I was the one. You said. I can hear you say - Be brave. There are no rules. Live your life I'm proud of you. There are no mistakes. And with men - Enjoy ... (Your wonderful laugh) You have the world by the tail You are a good girl And you are so loved - You are not crazy. You are wild and free Stay strong, Stay vulnerable. ... "It's movie time" You loved my boys ... You were always, always there for us. With your love Your crazy wisdom. I will miss your everything. Thank you for making the world a better place. A freeer and sexier place. You were a gentleman charming, elegant, chivalrous And so much fun. Goodbye Hef ... Your Pamela
RIP to the legendary Hugh Hefner! I’m so honored to have been a part of the Playboy team! You will be greatly missed! Love you Hef! Xoxo— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) September 28, 2017
Paris & I are reminiscing about the Playboy parties at the mansion & how much we love Hef. She’s texts me the perfect Hef emojis— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) September 28, 2017
R.I.P. Hugh Hefner The American Icon who in 1953 introduced the world 2 Playboy mag and built the company into one of the most recognizable American Global brands in history , I am so grateful I had the opportunity to shoot many Playboy celebrity pictorials with u Hef thank u for picking me and Bringing me into the magical world of Playboy ! I just can't stop crying and I can't imagine how many bunnies are crying for u too. U are a class act and I will always have gratitude for your kindness love u Hef #hughhefner #playboy #icon @playboy
I had a number of great conversations and with Hugh Hefner. Was such an interesting man. True legend. What an end of an era!— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) September 28, 2017
It wasn't til March 2008 when I did the celebrity centerfold Hef was always cool DowntoEarth kinda guy. It was a privilege to have known him pic.twitter.com/k9Nrrw30GZ— Coco (@cocosworld) September 28, 2017
A man before his time, an entrepreneur, a friend, and forever a legend. Somebody that changed peoples thoughts about sex and pushed the boundaries when it was taboo. I’ll always remember my times w/ Hef. My heart felt condolences go out to the family. RIP Hugh Hefner pic.twitter.com/AqLRxuuTW4— Verne Troyer (@VerneTroyer) September 28, 2017
Hugh Hefner was a GIANT in publishing, journalism, free speech & civil rights. He was a true original, and he was my friend. Rest well Hef. pic.twitter.com/bJ1wxoK4gR— Larry King (@kingsthings) September 28, 2017
One of my true heros, Hugh Hefner has passed away at 91. Had the opportunity to visit with him twice at his mansion. Hef was the best R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/ySoY8F4VGU— Jerry Lawler (@JerryLawler) September 28, 2017
One of the nicest men I've ever known. Godspeed, Hugh Hefner. pic.twitter.com/457cchqskO— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) September 28, 2017
I“A lot of people go through life never quite understanding that if things aren't as wonderful as they should be, it's their own fault,” Hefner Esquire. I was doing a lot of bathing suits at the time, so Playboy decided to put me in men's suits. I was actually the only one who dressed up for #playboy not strip down. #playboycover #hughhefner #rip #endofanera